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Room (★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

Brie Larson won the Oscar, and deservedly so, for her heart-rending performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Irish playwright Emma Donaghue’s bestselling, Booker-shortlisted novel … but it could just as easily have been Jacob Tremblay (eight when he shot the

Room (★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

Brie Larson won the Oscar, and deservedly so, for her heart-rending performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Irish playwright Emma Donaghue’s bestselling, Booker-shortlisted novel … but it could just as easily have been Jacob Tremblay (eight when he shot the

Steve Jobs (★★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

David Fincher jumped ship, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s 200-page screenplay took the form of a bizarre triptych, ending before the game-changing iPod, and Michael Fassbender looked nothing like its subject… yet audiences who overlooked Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs – it

Steve Jobs (★★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

David Fincher jumped ship, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s 200-page screenplay took the form of a bizarre triptych, ending before the game-changing iPod, and Michael Fassbender looked nothing like its subject… yet audiences who overlooked Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs – it

Camp X-Ray (★★ Empire DVD Review)

From vamps to camps: Kristen Stewart channels Clarice Starling as the army private assigned to Guantanamo Bay in 2009, where she strikes up a fractious friendship with an Arab detainee (A Separation’s Peyman Moaadi). Perhaps director Peter Satter’s intention was

Camp X-Ray (★★ Empire DVD Review)

From vamps to camps: Kristen Stewart channels Clarice Starling as the army private assigned to Guantanamo Bay in 2009, where she strikes up a fractious friendship with an Arab detainee (A Separation’s Peyman Moaadi). Perhaps director Peter Satter’s intention was

TheHorrorShow.TV TV Review: SCREAM (2015)

Scream (and Scream again) Five rules for making a Scream TV series: Make sure Scream creator/screenwriter Kevin Williamson on board. And, while you’re at it, get original Scream director Wes Craven. Update the ‘ghostface’ mask. It’s beyond parody now. Stay away

TheHorrorShow.TV TV Review: SCREAM (2015)

Scream (and Scream again) Five rules for making a Scream TV series: Make sure Scream creator/screenwriter Kevin Williamson on board. And, while you’re at it, get original Scream director Wes Craven. Update the ‘ghostface’ mask. It’s beyond parody now. Stay away

TheHorrorShow.TV Review: LEVIATHAN: THE STORY OF HELLRAISER AND HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II

They have such sights to show you…   What’s your upper tolerance for documentary duration? Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy came in at four hours. Crystal Lake Memories, the Friday the 13th documentary was nearly seven. Now there’s

TheHorrorShow.TV Review: LEVIATHAN: THE STORY OF HELLRAISER AND HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II

They have such sights to show you…   What’s your upper tolerance for documentary duration? Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy came in at four hours. Crystal Lake Memories, the Friday the 13th documentary was nearly seven. Now there’s

TheHorrorShow.TV Review: CAN’T COME OUT TO PLAY (2013)

John McNaughton comes back out to play It’s been nearly 30 years since director John McNaughton announced himself to the world with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, which gifted us Michael Rooker, and far too long since he returned

TheHorrorShow.TV Review: CAN’T COME OUT TO PLAY (2013)

John McNaughton comes back out to play It’s been nearly 30 years since director John McNaughton announced himself to the world with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, which gifted us Michael Rooker, and far too long since he returned

The Imitation Game (★★★★ Empire DVD/Blu Review)

The cracking of the Enigma machine – which, thanks to the diabolical construction of the Nazis’ infernal machine, generated codes with 159,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible combinations – surely ranks as one of the greatest intellectual feats of the 20th century, arguably an

The Imitation Game (★★★★ Empire DVD/Blu Review)

The cracking of the Enigma machine – which, thanks to the diabolical construction of the Nazis’ infernal machine, generated codes with 159,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible combinations – surely ranks as one of the greatest intellectual feats of the 20th century, arguably an